Meaning 'small mountain', Lachung is an absolute treat to the eyes. Comparable with valleys as beautiful as in Switzerland, Lachung is majorly visited for yumthang valley and zero point. Having said this, you cannot underestimate the stunning viewpoints along the way from gangtok to lachung...
Viewpoints enroute Lachung/Lachen: tashi view point, naga waterfall, chumthang valley, varying hues & force of the mesmerising teesta river..
Zero point: end of motorable road, covered with snow for the entire year, close to the indo china border, splendid views! Do you need more reasons to visit zero point? Pls note that at such great height, it may be little difficult to breathe.. you would need a special permit to visit the place.
Yumthang valley: a valley with breathtaking views, yumthang is known for its rhododendron flowers. It is in full bloom from april to may every year. Even otherwise you gotto visit yumthang for the fantastic views of surrounding mountains, flowing teesta and endless valleys. In love with yumthang!
Yumthang hot springs: at a place where everything is frozen, it is simply unbelievable to have natural hot springs. A 5 minutes walk from yumthang valley would take u to the lively and vibrant hot springs which are not only magical but also medicinal. Visit the hot springs and a natural bliss is sure to happen.
Places to stay in Lachung:
The yarlam hotel - this is the most expensive luxury hotel in Lachung. You may book yarlam if u want a larger than life experience even on a remote hillock.
Etho metho - amazing Mid budget hotel and more amazing people to greet and meet. My first pick for lachung.
Royal lachung - budget friendly hotel, oldest of the lot with homely services.